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June 24, 1521 Francisco Gordillo, sailing on orders of Lucas Vazques de Ayllon, lands somewhere in the vicinity of present-day southern South Carolina. He captures some 60 Indians at a place he calls Chicora.
June 24, 1856 The Toombs Bill, an attempt to bring a constitutional convention to Kansas amid growing involvement of pro-slavery and abolitionist forces is introduced into the Congress.
  Robert Toombs
  Slavery in Georgia
June 24, 1882 President Chester Arthur confirms the sentence of Henry Flipper, and order his dishonorable discharge
  Henry O. Flipper From Slave to Officer
June 24, 1885 Woodrow Wilson marries Ellen Louise Axson.
  Woodrow Wilson
June 24, 1900 35 people die when a Southern Railways train plunged into a washout 1.5 miles north of McDonough, Georgia.
  Henry County, Georgia
June 24, 1948 Stalin stops all railroad and truck traffic into the city of Berlin
  General Lucius D. Clay
June 24, 1984 5 dead near Canton
  5 dead near Canton
June 24, 1988 Boards of Clark College and Atlanta University decide to consolidate the two colleges and create Clark Atlanta University
June 24, 2003 Lester Maddox, 87, a segregationist who governed Georgia as a moderate Democrat, died in an Atlanta hospice as a result of a fall.
  Lester Maddox
June 24, 2005 Police arrest Michael Natson, a military police office based at Fort Benning, for the murder of Dena Carter.
  Ardena Carter
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